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Old 02-24-2014, 11:21 AM   #111
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I use a shallow clear rubbermaid bin to store my water hose, gas hoses and electrical cord, along with everything else needed for trailer setup. I pull it out, and dispense the needed parts, and back in it goes in the hatch under the bed. My bag of blocks are the only setup thing separate. Nice, tidy and compact, with all the worries of dirtiness contained (though I do wipe stuff down prior to storing anyway).
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:34 AM   #112
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I am a bag lady. Al hoses, chocks, and other somewhat wet or dirty stuff goes in bags. I do wipe things off, so as not to have the bags really dirty inside. Also, wiping the shore line cord prior to re-inserting it keeps that inside area clean. ( I wish the detachable one had been available, but on the other hand , I'm less likely to lose it..)
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:41 PM   #113
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Sandra, the bag lady. Has a ring to it.
Bags are actually great, in that they adjust in size to the contents, as bins can have wasted space if not completely filled.

I converted my cord to a detachable one Sandra, and am glad I did. Not too hard to do, especially if you have handyman(woman) skills, or know someone who does. I had Tammy send me out the kit needed.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:14 PM   #114
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I struggled with the storage box option. I’m not that keen on the looks and didn’t miss the storage with our 17B.
In the curbside hatch (to the under dinette bench storage) of our 17B I carried:
· 14 pieces of lego leveling blocks
· 2 - 4x4x12 wood blocks
· 6 x 9’ patio rug
· Fresh water hose with filter & fittings in a bag
· 2 nesting wash tubs with awning tensioners & coiled water hose & nozzle.
· Weber charcoal starter chimney
· Telescoping broom
· Assorted small items - BBQ tongs, gloves, awning stick thingy….

I was amazed how much will go in there, but in the end I ordered the box for our new 21’ and will use the under bed storage for less frequently used items.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #115
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Speaking of storage boxes, Escape moved the propane tanks 90 degrees to accommodate the plastic tank cover.
I have been thinking about how to utilize the space, but as you can see, some of that space is occupied by weight distribution hardware.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:36 PM   #116
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Because of some other comments I'm phoning Escape tomorrow to clarify the situation for units ordered without a storage box. I'll be asking if the tanks are mounted in the same location, box or no box, i

I'll post the answers.

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I just talked to Tammy and she said that the tanks are mounted the same way even if a storage box isn't ordered. It does leave the space available if a box is to be added later.

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Old 02-24-2014, 03:37 PM   #118
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Storage boxes

I've had a 13' Scamp and 17' Casita without a box on the front, the 17 had a pick-up bed to help.
Now I've had a 19' and a 21' with the box and I would never go without again. Plus as Chuck said the box covers the front and you don't need to protect the trailer with something else that may cost half as much and would not have resale value. If the mats are dirty or wet, not my preference, I can still stuff them inside the box with other crummy items that I can't clean when it's raining or I'm in a hurry. Anything that goes inside the trailer has to have all of the dirt, water and bugs removed first.
I get a lot of positive comments on the looks of the box as well as the function, Rease did an outstanding job for us, even if he had to stay up late to finish the first Escape box that was put on a trailer.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #119
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Personally, I like bone white.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:17 AM   #120
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